Highland Perthshire Drovers Trail

The Highland Perthshire Drovers Trail is a circular multi-day bikepacking route which offers an enjoyable off-road journey steeped in history through a wide variety of Scottish landscapes and small market towns and villages. Starting and finishing in Pitlochry it features the remote and scenic glens in the Cairngorms National Park, the Tay, Scotland’s longest river, Scotland’s smallest and oldest distillery, the last surviving oak tree from the wood that inspired Shakespeare’s Macbeth, waterfalls that heartened Robert Burns, Wade’s Military Roads, drove roads and some of the best gravel paths that the Highlands have to offer. The route should be ridden anti-clockwise, starting and finishing in Pitlochry, but can be started anywhere along the route.

Developed as part of the perthshiregravel.com project with Highland Perthshire Cycling

Download the GPX for free here (zip file)

Distance: 331 km
Ascent: 6,060 m
Terrain: A mixture of roads, small roads, forest tracks, singletrack, hike-a-bike section, walking paths, cycling paths, landrover tracks
Difficulty: Expert, includes hike-a-bike sections, remote terrain, steps to carry the bike up, (at time) busy road sections

For more detailed descriptions and the GPX files for the various stages of the route you can find out more on perthshiregravel.com or by clicking on the links below:

Stage 1 – Pitlochry to House of Bruar
Stage 2 – House of Bruar to Loch Tay
Stage 3 – Loch Tay to Sma’ Glen
Stage 4 – Sma’ Glen to Pitlochry